Monday, April 10, 2006

In a breach of Blog etiquette...

I simply MUST ask:

WHAT THE HELL is the big deal with chewing one's cuticles?

I tried this, for the sake of experimentation and, really, I mean, they don't taste particularly good...I didn't notice stress leaving my body. I didn't feel particularly better.

Worse, in fact, because some imbecile had chewed my cuticle and now I am worried friends will notice it and say: "Dude, WTF is wrong with your cuticle? It's all chewed up and looks like Hell."

I don't get it.

-J.

Posted by Joke at 8:27 AM

13 Comments

  • Blogger blackbird posted at 8:42 AM, April 10, 2006  
    they are DELICIOUS.
    especially during stressful times, like when you pop everyone into the Volvo this morning, on the first day back at school? after days and days in the hospital? and the VOLVO IS DEAD.

    like,
    then.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 8:51 AM, April 10, 2006  
    Oh.

    I'm scrod, then. All my cars are stick shift and I'd look a perfect imbecile explaining THAT sort of chipped tooth at my age.

    -J.
  • Blogger --erica posted at 10:42 AM, April 10, 2006  
    if you have to ask..you'll never understand.
  • Blogger Poppy Buxom posted at 11:32 AM, April 10, 2006  
    If God had meant us to chew our cuticles, He wouldn't have invented chewing gum.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 11:43 AM, April 10, 2006  
    Poppy,

    In fact, He gave us the chicle tree (shrub? plant? bush? vine?) for that very purpose.

    I can drive my car w/o power steering stick and simultaneously chew gum, but I can't drive my car w/o power steering stick and simultaneously my cuticles. Or anyone else's.

    In fact, it is my opinion that chewing any parts of my person seems like an endeavor utterly devoid of interest to me.

    -J.
  • Blogger Badger posted at 2:32 PM, April 10, 2006  
    If you didn't enjoy it, then you probably weren't doing it right.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 5:07 PM, April 10, 2006  
    Badgiest, I'll use a different tooth next time.

    -J.
  • Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge posted at 8:16 AM, April 11, 2006  
    If, by stick shift, you mean a manual, I can assure you it is entirely possible to simultaneously drive, change gears and chew ones cuticles.
    You just have to momentarily let go of the steering wheel.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 8:31 AM, April 11, 2006  
    Theoretically, that is all perfectly true, no doubt. Alas, my cars are not equipped with power steering AND the wooden steering wheels are impossible to operate with my trouser-clad knee.

    I'm afraid my cuticles will always be the ones of a man with an innocent conscience.

    -J.
  • Blogger Kim posted at 6:33 PM, April 15, 2006  
    The satisfactin at picking is immeasurable. When they get sore and a bit swollen it is a weird sort of pleasure. But at the moment? My fingers are so sore, even I am questioning the habit.
  • Blogger BabelBabe posted at 11:52 PM, April 15, 2006  
    Mine hurt and bleed, and then recently got all infected and then my nail got all wonky and gross - so I think I've finally stopped.
  • Blogger Suse posted at 9:09 PM, April 16, 2006  
    Wooden steering wheels? I think I'm going to swoon from the sheer pleasure of it all.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 12:06 PM, April 17, 2006  
    Yeah!

    They sear your hands when you park in the bright sun in the dead of summer, but still...

    -J.
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